Ateneo de Davao University will be launching its Committee Against Illegal Drugs (CAID) this December 15 at the Finster Auditorium from 3:00-5:00 pm.

CAID is a major partner of the Davao City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) and an affiliate of the Sagop Kinabuhi Program of the Archdiocese of Davao.

University President Fr. Joel E. Tabora, S.J., convened the committee after series of consultations. He issued Memorandum No. 2015-92 last August 30, 2016 saying, “We noted that in general, the local government organizations charged with handling “surrenderees” are not prepared.

“During the Pakighinabi Conversation Series entitled, Don’t Do Drugs’ vs Thou Shall Not Kill last August 18, it surfaced that our state security forces are human, have feelings and are not killers…,” the memo stated.

The memo also emphasized that the police-led war on drugs need urgent implementation through government and/or civil society organizations or academe activity towards counselling, rehabilitation…

During the launch, CAID will be presenting its Programs for drug reformists including Healing and Recovery; Drug Hotline and Referral Helpline; Human Rights Training for Law Enforcers and Ateneo In-House Community Awareness Training; and Mindanao Drug Trade: Linking the local to global.

Ateneo de Davao and the City Government of Davao will also have a ceremonial Memorandum of Agreement signing during the event.

Ateneo de Davao University is a Filipino, Catholic and Jesuit University in Southern Mindanao. A premier University, its tradition of excellence is evident in its strong programs of study, relevant research, and commitment to integrating environmental awareness and involvement in its instruction. To learn more, visit or send an e-mail to

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